Kaufhaus des Westens

BACKGROUND

With KaDeWe in Berlin, Alsterhaus in Hamburg and Oberpollinger in Munich, the KaDeWe Group is running the most established department stores in Germany. As a part of their branded and decorated Christmas concept we got asked to contribute with new designs for their beauty calendars and Christmas cards 2018.

The KaDeWe Group

RESULT

The so called “Weihnachtswichtel” (“gnome” in english) are by now a familiar and well known element in the Christmas decoration concept from the KaDeWe Group. They are not to be discovered only in store, they are as well naturally integrated in the new beauty calendars and Christmas cards 2018.

Output

Ideation & Concept
Graphic Design
Print Production

Martin Gropius Bau

Task

In October 28, 2015 the exhibition “Russia–Germany, from confrontation to cooperation” opened at the museum Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin (initiated by the German-Russian museum Berlin-Karlshorst). As an already involved cooperation partner within the design of the exhibition it-self, we got asked to expand and integrate the visual concept and design in all printed media. The task was to develop a graphic concept for banners, leaflets and an invitation card.

Martin-Gropius-Bau
Deutsch-Russiches Museum

Solution

We created a design to the printed material that has a strong independent identity with the main focus on representing the physical exhibition. We re-used the triangles as an element from the exhibition and created a more abstracted layout and graphic pattern. These triangles refer to fragments as a symbol of the multifaceted history of the German-Russian relationship. A balanced mix from both nations’ national colors was chosen to underline the two countries equal presence.

Output

Visual Concept
Graphic Design
Illustration
Preparation of print files

Between two Stools

BACKGROUND

A new permanent exhibition at NS-Zwangsarbeit in Berlin Schöneweide needed a concept and graphic design. The former forced labour camp in Schöneweide is the largest historical memorial in Europe documenting the destiny of forced labourers. The new exhibition “Between two Stools” deals with the fate of about 650,000 Italian prisoners of war.

The 240m2 exhibition opens in November 2016.

Stiftung Topographie des Terrors

RESULT

An exhibition with an independent design that shows diversity. The interior, graphics and installations are fragmentarily designed, reflecting the personal stories of the Italian internees who once lived and worked in the camp.

Output

Conception
Exhibition Scenography
Exhibition Graphics
Illustration

Martin Gropius Bau

BACKGROUND

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst initiated the temporary exhibition ”Germany-Russia, from confrontation to cooperation” to be exhibited at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin in 2015. The exhibition gives an insight into German-Russian relations since 1945 and approaches the subject through a fragmentary stream that high lights particular milestones throughout their history. Together with the Berlin architects büroberlin and the media designers Schnellebuntebilder we were invited to develop a multidimensional exhibition concept and design to frame the theme and topic in the most suitable way.

büroberlin
Martin-Gropius-Bau
Deutsch-Russiches Museum

RESULT

The history of German-Russian relations are neither linear nor continuous. The combination of graphic design and architecture emphasize and symbolize the diverse political and cultural dynamics between the two nations. Featured milestones in their history evolve as three-dimensional volumes growing out from the wall graphics. Through implementation of vividness in the entire exhibition design we gave some of the more central exhibits, letters and contracts a framework that engages through curiosity and attraction.

Space
660 m2

Project Team
büroberlin (archtiecture)
schnellebuntebilder (media)
Michael Flegel (lights)

Initiator
Deutsch-Russisches Museum, Berlin-Karlshorst in cooperation with Staatlichen Historischen Museum, Moskau

Photos
© Thomas Bruns

Output

Visual Concept
Graphic Design
Illustration
Preparation of print files



Exhibition Concept

During summer 2015 we collaborated with the architects büroberlin on a competion for a new museum project in Stuttgart – a memorial covering the history of Gestapo in the German state Baden-Württemberg. Our concept got ranked as Nr. 2 from the in total 9 participants. Wandel Lorch Architekten from Saarbrücken / Frankfurt am Main was the lucky winners which will realize the project. On a third place hg merz architekten landed. Other participants was Atalier Brückner, Büro Münzig, Hans-Dieter Schaal, Raumzeit Münster, Holzer Kobler Architekten and Kocmoc.net.

The task was to develop a exhibition concept for the former “Hotel Silber” – a building with a lot of history. Once a Hotel, head quarter for the german automobil club ADAC, police residence, location for crimes executed by the nazi led Gestapo institution and more.

Our concept included ideas that intended to be interesting for even younger visitors and school groups offering a lot of interactive tools (developed by schnellebuntebilder). We wanted to take one step back from the common “concrete look” memorials often has.

More about the competition here: competitiononline

Allied Museum

BACKGROUND

70 years since the end of second world war is the occasion for the special exhibition “Who was a Nazi?” at the Allied Museum in Berlin. Together with architects FrankeSteinert we were invited to pitch for an exciting exhibition treating themes referred to the political new start in Germany after 1945. Ranked No 2.

AlliiertenMuseum

RESULT

Three lead motifs were the source of inspiration for designing the concept of the interior and graphics for the exhibition at the Allied Museum in Berlin. Hide & Seek – the detection of Nazi criminal. Archiving – the processing of documents. New Order – the aim of the Allies was to give the German population a new direction and rebuild the country that had been left in destruction and ruins.

Output

Conception:
Scenography
Graphics
Colors
Layout
Typography
Illustration
Visualization

Marine Stewardship Council

Task

To create ideas, concepts and designs for the MSC yearly campaign that appears at gastronomical facilities around Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The campaign aimed to raise awareness about MSC´s sustainable fisheries and the blue labelling of fish and seafood with a reach for both external and internal target groups.

www.msc.org

RESULT

We created a communication campaign to raise awareness about sustainable fishing through giving “sustainability” a new tone of voice. Green-washing and guilt-tripping were yesterday, we simply wanted to speak plainly and honestly, so better to say it “in Black and White”. Through a low cost concept we decided to create the magazine “Schwarz auf Weiß” that could easily be distributed directly at the canteens. Also posters, postcards and give-a-ways were designed and spread around at several hundred locations.

Output

Communication Concept
Editorial Design
Graphic Design
Copy

Villeroy & Boch

Task

To generate and develop campaign ideas, create layouts for Villeroy & Boch´s web page 2010 as well as designing various consumer targeted campaign materials. We also worked on PR campaigns and layouts for a catalog for Villeroy & Boch´s cooperation with Dornbracht.

www.villeroy-boch.de
Agency: Select NY

RESULT

Vivid and emotional collages and layouts were created to bring out and strengthen the power of inspiration of each product line and its characteristics. The visualizations were individually made to highlight the certain distinctiveness of that specific product without loosing its touch of exclusivity.

Output

Campaign
Art Direction
Supevision of photography
Web design